LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Marathon closed a swath of city streets to traffic extending from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica beginning early Sunday morning and lasting through the better part of the afternoon.
The race begins on Sunday at 6:55 a.m. for wheelchairs, 7:00 a.m. for hand cycles and 7:25 a.m. for all other participants.
Traffic was affected in many areas of the city, especially for those traveling in the vicinity of the event, which follows the same route as last year and roughly tracks east to west along Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards in Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Santa Monica.
Staggered street closures began at 3:15 a.m. Sunday near the stadium and lasted from seven to nine hours along the 26.2-mile route. In addition, Caltransclosed off- and on-ramps or lanes to exit and entry point to the 101, 110 and 405 freeways.
The city Department of Transportation had said it would strictly enforce a restricted, no-parking policy for the marathon during listed times. Vehicles that have not been moved were to be cited and impounded at the nearest official police garage.
Those seeking to use public transportation can contact Metro at (323) GO METRO (466-3876) or visit the agency’s trip planner site at metro.net.